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Disaster!.. My Gun Exploded!.....

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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:38 am

Okay.. notice this picture below

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and you ask yourself why is his gun in two peices..
well i will say.. that today i finally got agrivated with the camera ignition. and decided to sacrifice a treaded cap.. and install peizo igniton..

as you can see here..
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well i shot a couple paper towels as you guys have seen in the past.. from my videos.. so today i decided that i would shot a pill bottle with a D battery in it wrapped in a papertowel for wadding..
I set the gun on the ground.. filled it with the propane i told you to get in another post... then placed it on my shoulder.. opend my sliding glass door and stood on my balcony ready to fire my new weapon.. (first time shooting a projectile) I pushed in the button and .... HOLY CRAP! the thing flew apart... the front half flew off my shoulder and down on the ground off my balcony (40 feet up) and no.. it did not hurt it..
the second half flew off my shoulder at the same time.. and went all the way across my living room landing on the carpet and ripping a hole in it..
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that picture is where it hit.. man is the ol' lady gonna be pissed..
cause we are leasing this apartment..

Well now you ask yourself.. what happend..

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got any ideas yet?

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yep you guess it... i forgot to glue the coupling on in the center to the chamber... and man oh man did this beast kick.. i couldnt even hold on to any of it... (maybe if i was expecting this i could have) but never the less.. crap when flying everywhere.. i checked the barrel later and the projectile was gone too.. so aminst all the stuff flying everywhere it actually shot it though.. lol.

anyways moral of this story is to let you know.. USE ONLY COLORED PRIMER.. especially if you have a forgetful memory like me.. lol

I could have killed myself.. my cats.. or someone walking by under my balcony.. so please be careful guys.. this has woken me up.. and hopefully you too..
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:42 am

It's kind o funny, but not really. Did it scare you more than the military?

BTW: Glad everything is okay and nothing got damaged. Maybe your lady will forgive you (if you cover up the spot).
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:45 am

****sliding couch on top of it now***** thanks for the advice hubb017

didnt scare me at all... lol.. i actually laughed after it happened.. cause the front of the gun got about 40 feet horizontal launch.. and the rear got about 15 feet. so if it had stayed together im sure the projectile would have really went far...

being that the hole gun ways 14lbs..
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:45 am

"launcher failiure analysis"thread is for this...
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:48 am

i dont need it analized spudfarm.. i know i am an idiot.. and i did this.. and know why i did this.. i dont need any reasoning of why it happend..

OTHER THAN I FORGOT..

thats all man.. just thought i would wake some youngsters up..
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:54 am

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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:57 am

yeah.. especially when you note that this 14lb gun flew 40 feet off my shoulder.. holy crap huh?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:02 pm

err don't light up because someone tell you something!
it is a place to post exploded guns and this gun did.

you should learn that you allways have things to learn.
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:06 pm

im not lit up.. not excited at all spudfarm.. i am not mad at you.. none of the least... if the mods wanna move this thread that is fine with me.. im not upset "my friend"
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:06 pm

You are suppose to launch projectiles not the front of the launcher! :lol:

Rebuild with a good ignition system then prime and glue.

Damn cat ripped a hole in the carpet this afternoon dear!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:10 pm

yes but you can try to talk at a little more "understandable" way when dealing with text.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:12 pm

With the spark in the plug, how do you fire it (or fired it) now, assuming you are (better!) going for a rebuild?
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:21 pm

i reached back and shot it with my right arm.. lol..
pretty impressive seeing a 14 lb gun go 40 feet horizontal off your shoulder.. even if it exploded.. i think.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:24 pm

First off, glad you survived the event. Next, that was one funny episode you described there...after all this tedious effort you've been putting the last few days, the thing splits in half at the sliding glass door, and very quickly parts ways with itself and you....lol. That would make a very funny movie scene.

With your finger on the BBQ ignitor in the back, I'm surprised it didn't take your hand with it back into the house.

Probably a good experience for you however. Glue the thing together and touch-up the paint job...giver her another go....
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:29 pm

im gonna buildanother ingntion system and glue it back together and touch o=up the paint.. and get it back going..

hey (starman) didnt you just say that?
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